On (some of) Tuvel’s Defense of Transracialism

The professional philosophical community has been in a bit of an uproar lately following the publication in Hypatia of Rebecca Tuvel’s provocative “In Defense of Transracialism” (paywalled content, but the abstract is available). Daily Nous has a not-exactly-unopinionated write-up of the controversy here. I’ll avoid comment on the kerfuffle for now, but I do want … Continue reading…

More-dan Peterson: Video and Additional Comments

This title is bad and I should feel bad. …anyway, Jordan Peterson has now posted the video of his UWO talk: Helluva clickbait-y title for a talk that proceeded without disruption or protest. Really makes you think you’re in for a repeat of McMaster. Two quick further thoughts: (1). At around 12:15, he begins his … Continue reading…

On the Jordan Peterson Thing: Some Observations

A couple days ago, I attended Jordan Peterson’s talk at Western University. For those who don’t yet know who Dr. Peterson is, this will give you enough of the relevant background. I attended this talk for three principal reasons: (1) I wanted to see what would happen. Peterson has attracted, in a very short time, … Continue reading…